Questions about the branch of abstract algebra that deals with groups.

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### Asymptotics for the number of abelian groups of order at most $x.$

The number of abelian groups of order $n$ (call it $a(n)$ is a studied subject (see http://oeis.org/A000688), but I can't seem to find any asymptotic results. Obviously, there is no asymptotic for $a(...

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### HNN extension group with finitely generated base

Let $B$ be a group and let $A_1$ and $A_2$ subgroups of $B$ with $\phi :A_1\rightarrow A_2$ an isomorphism. Let $\left<t\right>$ be the infinite cyclic group, generated by a new element $t$. The ...

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### One-dimension Algebraic groups

I am searching for a possible analogue of a result in algebraic groups in a non-commutative setting, so I am looking for different proofs of the following :
Let $K$ be an algebraically closed field. ...

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### p-groups with unique normal minimal subgroup

Have $p$-groups with a unique normal minimal subgroup been classified? Is there any article on the subject?

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### Schur multiplier of $Sp(2g, \mathbb{Z}/2)$ for $g \geq 3$

This question is about the computation of $H_2(Sp(2g, \mathbb{Z}/2), \mathbb{Z})$, where $Sp(2g, \mathbb{Z}/2)$ is the group of symplectic $2g \times 2g$ matrices over $\mathbb{Z}/2$.
With respect to ...

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### About $c(A)$ in $c(A)|A|\leq |A^{-1}A|$

Let $G$ be a finite group, $\emptyset\neq A\subseteq G$, $A^{-1}:=\{ a^{-1}:a\in A\}$, and put $$c(A):=\max\{t\in \mathbb{Z}: t|A|\leq |A^{-1}A|\}$$
It is clear that $1\leq c(A)\leq \frac{|G|}{|A|}$,...

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### Groups with isomorphic quotients [closed]

Assume we have a finitely presented group $G$ and a non-trivial normal subgroup N. How can one decide that $G/N$ is isomorphic to $G$ or not? $G$ is given as a presentation and $N$ as a set of words.

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### Computing abelianizations of some explict finite subgroups of $GL_2(\mathbb{Z}/p^n \mathbb{Z})$

I have been attempting to find some abelianizations of some subgroups of $GL_2(\mathbb{Z}/p^n \mathbb{Z})$. I have been using brute force for the most part but I get very messy results. Here is an ...

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### References about the matrix generators of the finite subgroups of the orthogonal group O(4)

"On Quaternions and Octonions" by Conway and Smith gives the classification of the finite subgroups of the orthogonal group O(4). I want to get the explicit matrix generators of the finite subgroups. ...

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### Nonsolvable finite quotients of matrix groups

Suppose that $\Gamma$ is a finitely generated nonsolvable subgroup of $GL(n, R)$. Is it in the literature that $\Gamma$ has a nonsolvable finite quotient? I know how to prove it (the hardest ...

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### Braids with an infinite number of strings

Has anyone developed a theory for braids with an infinite number of strings?

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### Is there a nice choice-free argument to count the number of sublattices?

It's a well known fact that the number of index $n$ sublattices of a rank two lattice $\Lambda$ is given by $\sigma_1(n) = \sum_{d\mid n} d$.
Here is a proof of this fact:
Proof: choosing a basis of ...

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### Even-odd partitioned groups! [closed]

Let $G$ be a group with the property $G=G_e\dot{\cup} G_o$ with
$G_oG_o\subseteq G_e\leq G$.
($\dot{\cup}$ denotes disjoint union, $\leq$ is subgroup notation, and $G_o^{-1}=\{x^{-1}: x\in G_o\}$)
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### Uniqueness of the fusion ring for simple finite group

We know that the irreducible representations $R_i$ of a group $G$ can give rise to a fusion ring: $R_i\otimes R_j = \oplus_k N^{ij}_k R_k$.
I wonder if the following statement is true or not:
If $G$ ...

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### Finite groups: equations with many solutions

Let $\omega$ be a word in the free group on generators $x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_n,g_1,g_2,\ldots,g_k$, where $n>0$ and $k\geq 0$. For any finite group $G$ and elements $g_1,g_2,\ldots g_k$ in $G$ we ...

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### finitely presented subgroup and free solvable group of class 3

Let $F(n)$ be free group of rank $n\geq 2$. Denote by $F_d(n)$ the d-th derived subgroup, that is $F_d(n)=[F_{d-1}(n),F_{d-1}(n)]$ where $F_0(n)=F(n)$. The free solvable group of rank $n$ and ...

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### Iwasawa theory, $\mathbb{Z}_p^{2}$-extension, Greenberg module

Take $H\subset \bar{\mathbb{Q}}$ be a quartic imaginary number field such that $\operatorname{Gal}(H/\mathbb{Q})=\mathbb{Z}_2 \times \mathbb{Z}_2$. Denote by $F$ the quadratic real subfield of $H$ and ...

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### $2$-cohomology group of semi-direct products

Let $G=N\rtimes T$ and let $A$ be a $G$-module with a trivial $G$-action.
The action of $T$ on induce a natural action of $T$ on the second cohomology group of $N$. Denote by $H^2(N,A)^T$ the $T$-...

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### Solving equations in SO(3) : an open problem by Jan Mycielski

I am interested in a problem closely related to a problem stated by Jan Mycielski in his paper Can One Solve Equations in Group? (The American Mathematical Monthly, 1977, http://www.jstor.org/stable/...

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### Technical issue in the approach to Lie groups taken in a book

I'm teaching Lie groups and Lie Algebras out of Brian C. Hall's book (Lie Groups, Lie Algebras, and Representations: An Elementary Introduction, Springer), which I've enjoyed using. I'm confused about ...

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### An inequality for the minimal number of generators of a finite group

Let $G$ be a finite group, $n(G)$ the minimal number of generators and $m(G)$ the minimal number of irreducible complex representations generating (with $\otimes$ and $\oplus$) the left regular ...

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### Describing Levi factors and unipotent radicals of parabolic subgroups in classical groups

I asked this question before at Math.SE (link) but got no answer.
Let $G$ be an algebraic group over an algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic $p \geq 0$. Then any parabolic subgroup $P$ ...

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### Groups with Abelian Automorphism Group

In a paper, the authors Jonah-Konvisser say
Until recently (~1975), there were no published examples of non-abelian groups with abelian automorphism groups. Heinken and Liebeck have methods for ...

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### A group algebra isomorphism problem

What are the groups $G$ and fields $\Bbb K$ for which $\Bbb K[G]\cong\Bbb K^{|G|}$ holds?
For example $\Bbb R[\Bbb F_2^n]\cong\Bbb R^{2^n}$ holds.

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### Are all finitely generated subgroups of SL2 LERF? [closed]

Let $H \leq \mathrm{SL}_2(\mathbb{R})$ be a finitely generated
subgroup. Must $H$ be LERF?
A group $H$ is said to be LERF (locally extended residually finite), or subgroup separable, if its ...

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### Groupoid isomorphism vs. group isomorphism

Assume that $\Gamma$ is a group with neutral element $e$. We associate to $\Gamma$ the following groupoid $G$:
$G=\Gamma \times \Gamma,\;\;\;G^{(0)}=\Gamma \times \{0\},\;\;s(a,b)=(a,e),\;\;\; r(a,...

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### Expected shortest word length\depth in Braid groups from set of all braids with length L

Consider the set of all positive braids on n strands, with a fixed length L.
$$B^+_{n,L}:=\{\beta\in B_n:\beta=\sigma_{i_1}\sigma_{i_2}\ldots\sigma_{i_L},1\leq i_k \leq n-1\}$$.
Using the relations,
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### When can we establish an isomorphism between two not-finitely presented groups?

Assume that finitely generated groups $G$ and $H$, are not finitely presented. Fix a generating set $\mathfrak g:=\{g_1,\dotsc,g_n\}$ of $G$. Let $\mathfrak R:=\{R_1,R_2,\dots\}$ be the set of all ...

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### Counting Frobenius groups with abelian Frobenius complement

In R. Brown, D. K. Harrison Abelian Frobenius kernels and modules over number rings. J. Pure Appl. Algebra 126 (1998), no. 1-3, 51–86, Remark 11.13 (A), the authors show that the number of isomorphism ...

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### Must normalizing field outer automorphisms “divide” the dimension?

Imprecise question: To get a normalizing field outer automorphism of
order $r$, must we multiply the dimension by $r$?
Precise hypothesis: Let $p\geqslant 5$ be a prime, let $q$ be a power of $p$ and ...

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### The parity of the full automorphism group order of finite non-abelian groups of prime exponent

Is there a finite non-abelian group $G$ of prime exponent such that the full automorphism group of $G$ is of odd order?

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### Characters of permutation groups

Let $N$ be a fixed positive integer, and denote by $C(m)$ the number of
permutations on an $N$-element set that have exactly $m$ cycles (counting
$1$-cycles). Then it is in the literature that the ...

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### What is known about the algebraic variety defined by the group determinant?

What is known about the algebraic variety $V_G$ defined by $det(X_G) = 1$ where $X_G$ is the group matrix $(x_{g_ig_j^-1})$ of a finite group $G$? It is known that two finite groups having the same ...

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### Could the number of defining relators of a finitely presented group increase

Do there exist finitely generated groups $G$ and $H$ with following properies:
$G=\langle g_1,\dotsc,g_n\rangle$ is not finitely presented, Let $R:=\{r_1,r_2,\dots\}$ be the set of its defining ...

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### long root elements fixed by an automorphism in simple lie type group

Thanks for any help or comments.
Suppose $G=G(q)$ is a simple lie type group over field $F$ of characteristic $r$. So $G$ has some well known subgroup $X_a$ named Long root subgroup such that $X_a\...

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### For a new operation on a finite group of odd order giving a loop structure, when does this also gives a group

For finite groups $G$ of odd order, as $x \mapsto x^2$ is bijection (but no automorphism in general) then, we can define for each $g \in G$ the element $x^{1/2}$ by requiring $(x^{1/2})^2 = x$. Then ...

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### Is always the ratio (number of commuting pairs of elements in a ring or a Lie algebra)/(the size of the ring or the Lie algebra) integer?

(1) Is there a finite nilpotent ring $R$ such that the ratio
$$c(R)=\frac{|\{(x,y)\in R\times R \; | \; xy=yx\}}{|R|}$$
is not integer?
Edit 1: The nilpotent condition is put later.
Edit/Answer: ...

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### Generators of pure braid groups of arbitrary Coxeter groups

Let $W$ be an arbitrary Coxeter group, and let $A$ be the associated Artin-Tits braid group, with standard Coxeter generators $\sigma_i\in A$. Let $P$ be the "pure braid group", the kernel of the ...

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### Is there a link between $H_2(G,\mathbb{Z})$, the Schur Multiplier of a group, and the “other” Schur multipliers of a group?

The name for the the following 2 mathematical objects:
$$H_2(G,\mathbb{Z})$$ and
$$\{K:G\times G\longrightarrow\mathbb{C}\ |\ \forall T\in B(l^2(G))\text{we have that}~S:G\times G\longrightarrow\...

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### When can a locally compact group be approximated by discrete subgroups?

This question is about partitioning a (locally) compact group into cells by using discrete subgroups.
Let $G$ be a locally compact group. (I am really most interested in the case where $G$ is a ...

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### homological 2 dimensional groups

In a Commentarii Mathematici Helvetici paper by Benno Eckman and Heinz Müller in 1980 (volume 50, pages 510-520) proved that poincaré Duality Groups of dimension 2 with positive first ...

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### What kind of group invariants exist? [closed]

Let $G$ be a finite group.Then it is known,
that:
1) The group determinant determines the group (up to isomorphism)
2) The 1, 2, 3 characters determine the group
3) The invariants $f_1,\cdots,f_m$ ...

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### Perfect group of order 190080

I need to know some properties of the perfect group of order $190080$
which is the Schur cover of the Mathieu group ${\rm M}_{12}$, but
when using ...

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### Generator of a $\bigoplus_{n=0}^\infty \mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}$-action

Let $T$ be a measure-preserving action of a group $G$ on a Lebesgue space $X$. That means that $T$ associates an automorphism (i.e. an invertible measure-preserving transformation) $T^g$ of $X$ to ...

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### Why is $(A^\perp)^\perp = A$?

On page 52 of this paper, Iwasawa considered the bilinear symmetric non-degenerate pairing $\Phi_n \times \Phi_n \rightarrow \mathbb{Q}_p/\mathbb{Z}_p$ defined by
$$\langle \alpha, \beta \rangle_n := \...

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### Generalization of $(HK:H)=(K:H\cap K)$

I asked this question two days ago om Math SE but didn't receive an answer: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1597321/generalization-of-hkh-kk-cap-h
Suppose we are given subgroups $H,K$ of a ...

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### Frobenius complement/kernel of an infinite group

Happy Peaceful New Year !
In this question, I recalled that if $H$ is a proper subgroup of a finite group $G$, such that
$$({\bf A1})\qquad(g\not\in H)\Longrightarrow(g^{-1}Hg\cap H=(1)),$$
then
$$N:=...

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### Abelian extremely amenable group?

Is there a nontrivial commutative Hausdorff topological group that is extremely amenable?
Recall that a topological group is called extremely amenable if any continuous action on a compact Hausdorff ...

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### embedding of $O_4^-(q)$ in $U_4(q)$

For $q$ an odd prime power, one can construct $H:=O_4^-(q)<U_4(q)$ by treating the $H$-invariant bilinear form as Hermitean. On the other hand $U_4(q)$ is isomorphic to $O_6^-(q)$; I need to ...

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### factorization of the regular representation of the symmetric group

Let $\mathbb{C}[S_n]$ be the regular representation of the symmetric group $S_n$, and let $\mathbb{C}^n$ be the vector representation.
Question: Does there exist a representation $V$ (of dimension $(...